Internal Competitions

Some available grant opportunities limit the number of applications that can be submitted by our institution. This type of funding announcement is commonly called a Limited Submission Opportunity.

We have developed an internal competition procedure to select the applicants that will submit to this grant on behalf of the institution. If you are interested in submitting an application for a limited submission opportunity, you must fill out the Statement of Intent to Participate in an Internal Competition form by the established deadline. If you do not submit a Statement of Intent, you will not be able to participate in the internal competition. Once we know whether the proposal limit for a specific opportunity is exceeded or not, we will then determine if it will be necessary to submit a pre-proposal document to the R&DC for internal review.

You can find a list of recurring internal competitions and their respective deadlines below (Note that this list is not exhaustive; if you plan to submit an application to any opportunity that limits the number of applicants, please contact us).

 List of Internal Competitions
Statement of Intent to Participate in an Internal Competition

Please follow this link to access the online form where you can select your internal competition and submit a statement of intent.

Questions, Inquiries, and Suggestions

The internal competition process is coordinated by the Pre-Award Office. If you have any questions or suggestions related to the letter of intent submission or the funding opportunity announcement, please feel free to contact the Proposal Development Unit at If your questions or suggestions are related to the internal review process or proposal selection, please write to the Proposal Submission Unit at